The holidays are a time to indulge, so choose the ultimate in sinful desserts: pie.
Turkey and mashed potatoes are great and all, but let’s be real: the reason people love the holidays is because of the tables filled with pies of all kind – from luxurious cream tarts, to chocolate delicacies, to fruity concoctions.
The hardest part is choosing which pies to feature at your feast. Below, we’ve compiled our top 20 pie recipes to brighten your festivities.
This dessert is two of the best holiday treats combined, plus is it’s a cinch to whip up.
If you’re looking for something unexpected to serve, look no further than this creamy, minty chocolaty deep-dish pie.
When in doubt, go classic. There’s nothing more traditional than a pumpkin pie for the holidays, so give everyone what they want.
Here’s another old-school fave, and it’s no wonder because it’s got tons of nuts and that unique almost caramel-like filling that only pecan pie can deliver.
Can’t decide between a cream pie and a fruity one? Make this one, because it’s got both. BAM.
Something the name of this recipe doesn’t tell you is that the topping also contains bourbon, making it an obvi choice for whiskey connoisseurs.
If true indulgence is your goal this season, go for this pie that’s really more like a giant peppermint truffle, but with crust.
Make your pumpkin pie stand out in the crowd with a sweet, nutty topping.
If you’re heading to a holiday brunch, take along this coffee cake that will blow everyone’s minds with a creamy pumpkin filling.
We’re going to throw you for a loop with a savory pie, which can be just as good as sweet varieties, especially when it’s packed with turkey and a creamy filling.
What’s better than a pie? A bunch of little pies! These cute tarts have an easy cranberry filling and a sweet whipped topping.
Tart cranberries and crunchy nuts offset rich cheesecake in this awesome, simple tart.
This festive dessert is sort of like a spin on pecan pie, only it uses walnuts and cranberries, and is a little more elegant because it’s in tart form.
Sure, you could make a boring banana cream pie, or you could put in a little extra effort and make this caramel-enhanced version.
This pie embodies the holidays with seasonal fruits, warming spices and a crunchy streusel topping.
Have all the makings of a pie and no pan? No worries, because this recipe shows you how to do without, and in a pretty, festive way.
Who knew cranberries and pears were such a perfect combo? The genius who came up with this recipe, apparently.
Never has making tiny pies been so easy. We’d like to give a medal who the person who thought of using biscuit dough as pie crust.
20. Pear Cream Pie
This pie filled with tender chunks of pear is topped with a creamy, custard-like layer to make it extra special and indulgent.